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CEC: $18 Million for H2 Fueling?

June 11, 2013 in Conference/Meeting, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Agency Hosts Downtown Sacramento Display Too

The California Energy Commission board is to vote on nearly $19 million worth of hydrogen vehicle fueling projects in Sacramento Wednesday morning. At noon, the agency is hosting a downtown display of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. updated June 17

The California Energy Commission is to decide Wednesday on more than $15 million in funding for hydrogen vehicles like the fuel cell-powered Honda FCV Clarity seen here.

The California Energy Commission is to decide Wednesday on more than $15 million in funding for hydrogen vehicles like the fuel cell-powered Honda FCV Clarity seen here.

Up for agency votes under CEC’s Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure program opportunity notice PON-12-606 are

  • $4.5 million to Linde to install hydrogen fueling stations in the cities of Mountain View, Cupertino and Foster City, Calif. with $3,069,948 in match funding;
  • $2,999,172 to Air Products & Chemicals to install two hydrogen fueling stations and to automate trailer loading operations at the Southern California Fill System with $1,614,927 in match funding;
  • $3 million to Hydrogen Frontier to build a 100% renewable hydrogen fueling station in Chino, Calif. with $1,615,385 in match funding;
  • $1.5 million to Air Liquide Industrial U.S. to build a hydrogen fueling station in Anaheim, Calif. with $933,996 in match funding; and
  • $6,690,828 to SCAQMD, the South Coast Air Quality Management District “to assess, upgrade, test, and evaluate existing, publicly-accessible hydrogen fueling stations in California” under ARFVTP funding, CEC’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

The hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be shown in the afternoon outside CEC headquarters include

  • the 2012 Honda FCX Clarity sedan;
  • the 2012 Hyundai ix35 FCEV SUV;
  • the 2005 Nissan XTrail FCV crossover SUV;
  • the 2011 Mercedes Benz B Class FCell hatchback; and
  • the 2009 Toyota FCHV SUV.

The event includes a ride-and-drive.

Separately on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $9 million in new funding “to accelerate the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for use in vehicles, backup power systems, and hydrogen refueling components.” (click here)


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Source: CEC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

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